Fact-checking is a way to deliver accurate information to the public, but to do that requires a lot of time and research. To help newsrooms, the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute Futures Lab is offering an “Innovation in Focus” video series that tests technology and methods of storytelling for journalism—one of those methods is a fact-checking website.

“We want to help newsrooms innovate in all aspects of their work—help them try new business models, use cutting edge tools and be the strongest storytellers they can be to serve their communities,” said Kathleen Duncan, senior video editor of the RJI Futures Lab. “We know newsrooms are getting smaller, have less money, and their staff has to do more every day to meet the demands of their owners and readers, and we want to help.”

The video series breaks down a new journalism method into two to three segments. For the fact-checking website, the first piece was on a local story; the second was with an expert fact-checker, PolitiFact’s Angie Holan; and the third featured fact-checking tips and tools, which is how the fact-checking website was conceived.

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